Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Candy Corn Jone's Soda Review. Blech....Needs Whiskey.
So I was at Target the other day and these little guys caught my eye. It is "Candy Corn" soda care of the Jone's Soda Company rolled out just in time for Halloween. Now, I myself, am completely over the whole Jone's soda thing. I remember when they first came out and had some decent flavors sweetened with real sugar. All in all a pretty decent change of pace from main stream soda. Then they went mad with the holiday sets and the gravy soda and all that nonsense. Now it seems that Jone's is kind of a house soda brand at Target stores. I am a huge candy corn fan so I decided to give this stuff a whirl. It came in a small can with either wolfman or angry Chewbacca on it.
I cracked the can and poured it into a glass. I decided that I would try the stuff at room temperature first to really get a handle on the flavor. The first thing I noticed is that the stuff is a bright yellow color. I was expecting orange for some reason, isn't orange the color most associated with candy corns? This stuff looked like the first piss you take after a night of hard drinking.
I was hoping that the soda would be like drinking liquid candy corns. I figured that the relatively uncomplicated flavors of candy corn would be easily replicated in soda form. I was kind of disappointed by the actual flavor of the Jones soda version. The flavor was overwhelmingly of butterscotch, the cheap kind that comes in squirt bottles at topping bars in ice cream joints. There were also some serious vanilla undertones going on. Almost like a butterscotch cream soda. In any event, very un-candy corn like. I instantly thought that this stuff might make a decent cocktail. I threw some nice Irish whiskey in there with some ice.
This was pretty good, kind of like one of those "Buttery Nip" shots girls used to drink in college. I don't think I will be buying this stuff again, I am not a big soda drinker anyways and this stuff is not that impressive. Kids would probably get a kick out of it though, maybe I will throw a can at a trick-or-treater on Friday, kidding, kidding.